Be An Athletic Supporter!
Donate and get this nifty tag!

Latest topics
Which teams get into Lake Highlands this year?Today at 11:09 amtewinn23
Team Bye vs Club ByeToday at 11:03 amSickofStupidity
FBR QT Teams OnlyToday at 10:49 amKickinBallsSince2008
04 LHGCL Who will make it??Today at 9:49 amHang1053
TX CLUBS SOCCER LEAGUE - U6-U19 Boys/Girls US Club SoccerToday at 8:00 amNTXSoccaDad
Who gets into LH?Today at 12:16 am7WhiskeyPapa
Any pre pre-season predictions for Classic League this yearToday at 12:10 amTxFutbal
09 Girls Teams - U90C SUMMER SPLASH (Aug 17-19)Yesterday at 7:12 pmU90C
King TUT Boys ( Too hot?)Yesterday at 5:26 pmTxFutbal
Fdl/Jdl qualifying tournament. Yesterday at 4:20 pmNoSpinZone
AAOS - 03 Boys - PLANO- 2 spots openYesterday at 4:18 pmCoach Jim
NEW PIT League Elite Invitational LeagueYesterday at 3:16 pmMurderWasTheCase
What are the BIG Tournaments in NTXYesterday at 2:15 pmMansfieldmom
Premier CupYesterday at 1:53 pmZizou
FBR QT Teams Only - RevisedYesterday at 11:13 amFBR08G
TOURNAMENT: SPORTS CAPITAL CLASSIC - AUSTIN - August 10-12Yesterday at 10:14 amU90C
07 Boys Teams - U90C SUMMER SPLASH (Aug 17-19)Yesterday at 10:13 amU90C
06 Girls Teams - U90C SUMMER SPLASH (Aug 17-19)Yesterday at 10:11 amU90C
FBR July 16th 2018Yesterday at 9:46 amsoccersoccer2000
Solar 12B Castro Open PracticesThu Jul 19, 2018 11:50 pmKeeperDad01
CITY FC DALLAS 2009Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:18 pmbrendenleeCFC
TxSpirit 2012 Teams Plano/Murphy/Richardson/Allen/SachseThu Jul 19, 2018 5:09 pmTxSpiritscoccer
TxSpirit 2010 Joost - Looking to addThu Jul 19, 2018 5:03 pmTxSpiritscoccer
06 Boys Teams - U90C SUMMER SPLASH (Aug 17-19)Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:03 pmU90C
09 Boys Teams - U90C SUMMER SPLASH (Aug 17-19)Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:01 pmU90C
Log in

I forgot my password

Statistics
We have 12503 registered users
The newest registered user is AMDOMD98

Our users have posted a total of 179681 messages in 23798 subjects

Happy 4th to all our NTX 03 Soccer Families

Go down

Happy 4th to all our NTX 03 Soccer Families

Post by RightWingDad on Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:39 pm


I am thankful for all those who have fought and died to protect our freedoms and way of life....including the freedom to rant on this forum. Some countries don't even allow their citizens the freedome to use the internet.

Saw this from a friend and thougth I'd share. It's worth a moment of reflection.

****

They Paid the Price: Have you ever wondered what happened to the lesser known men who signed the Declaration of Independence?

Five signers were captured by the British as traitors and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured. Nine of the fifty-six fought and died from wounds or the hardships of the Revolutionary War.

What kind of men were they? Twenty-four were lawyers or jurists. Eleven were merchants; nine were farmers and large plantation owners, men of means, well educated. But they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.

They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor.

Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader saw his ships swept from the seas by the British navy. He sold his home and properties to pay his debts and died in rags.

Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British, that he was forced to move his family almost constantly. He served in the Continental Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him and poverty was his reward.

Vandals or soldiers or both looted the properties of Ellery, Clymer, Hall, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge and Middleton.

At the Battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson Jr. noted that the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters. The owner quietly urged General George Washington to open fire, which was done. The home was destroyed and Nelson died bankrupt.

Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife and she died within a few months.

John Hart was driven from his wife’s bedside as she was dying. Their thirteen children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid waste. For more than a year, he lived in forests and caves, returning home after the war to find his wife dead, his children vanished. A few weeks later, he died from exhaustion and a broken heart.

Norris and Livingston suffered similar fates.

Such were the stories and sacrifices of the American Revolution. These were not wild-eyed, rabble-rousing ruffians. There were soft-spoken men of means and education. They had security but they valued liberty more. Standing tall, straight and unwavering, they pledged: “For the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of the Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.”

They gave us an independent America. Our job is to keep it. God Bless the Unitied States of America!
avatar
RightWingDad
TxSoccer Sponsor
TxSoccer Sponsor

Posts : 629
Points : 2926
Join date : 2012-06-16
Location : Dangerously close to the touch line

Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum